Smith was born in Sharon, Vermont, the fifth of eleven children born to Joseph Smith Sr. The Smiths were a middling farm family, but suffered a fateful loss when Smith Sr., after speculating in ginseng and being cheated by a business associate, was financially ruined.
After he sold the family farm to pay his debts, the Smiths "crossed the boundary dividing independent ownership from tenancy and day labor." In the next fourteen years, the Smiths moved seven times.
By 1817, Smith's family had moved to the "burned-over district" of western New York, an area repeatedly swept by religious revivals during the Second Great Awakening.Smith family members held divergent views about organized religion, but they believed in visions and prophecies and engaged in folk religious practices typical of the era. But his plan backfired when an observant fan of the actor recognized that Trent’s photo just happened to be the same as Phelps’ profile picture on Twitter.“When a guy tries to catfish you on Tinder but @James_Phelps was your childhood crush,” the savvy Tinder user tweeted, sharing a screenshot of the imposter’s profile. Nor is my name Trent,” he wrote in response on Monday.“She was on her phone and she showed it to me and she was explaining it to me in that Chelsea Handler way, which is just like, ‘Yeah, everybody’s doing this. But they’re in all sorts of different variations of no clothes, and then they know that you’ve just said no, I don’t like you.” Hilary Duff previously confirmed that her Tinder profile was real while Khloé Kardashian had a dating profile on Ok Cupid, which her best friend set up for her.
“I’ve never done online dating before, but just for s—- and giggles, Malika and I decided to fill one out,” she said. Around this time he, along with other male members of his family, was hired to assist in searching for buried treasure.In 1823, Smith said an angel directed him to a nearby hill where he said was buried a book of golden plates containing a Christian history of ancient American civilizations.One way to tell James and Oliver apart is by the mole on the right side of Oliver`s neck; James doesn`t have one. Joseph Smith (December 23, 1805 – June 27, 1844) was an American religious leader and the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement whose current followers include Mormons (see The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) and members of the Community of Christ.Despite the moves and the financial woes, Lucy Smith remembered the period of Joseph Smith's early childhood as "perfectly comfortable both for food and raiment as well as that which is necessary to a respectable appearance in society." Then during the winter of 1812–1813, typhoid fever struck along the Connecticut Valley, including the area around Lebanon, New Hampshire, where the Smiths had recently moved.